If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Kaminka, Gal A. (Bar Ilan University)
Robots (and roboticists) increasingly appear at the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) conferences because the community uses robots both to inspire AAMAS research as well as to conduct it. In this article, I submit that the growing success of robotics at AAMAS is due not only to the nurturing efforts of the AAMAS community, but mainly to the increasing recognition of an important, deeper, truth: it is scientifically useful to roboticists and agent researchers to think of robots as agents.
Anand, Sarabjot Singh, Bahls, Daniel, Burghart, Catherina R., Burstein, Mark, Chen, Huajun, Collins, John, Dietterich, Tom, Doyle, Jon, Drummond, Chris, Elazmeh, William, Geib, Christopher, Goldsmith, Judy, Guesgen, Hans W., Hendler, Jim, Jannach, Dietmar, Japkowicz, Nathalie, Junker, Ulrich, Kaminka, Gal A., Kobsa, Alfred, Lang, Jerome, Leake, David B., Lewis, Lundy, Ligozat, Gerard, Macskassy, Sofus, McDermott, Drew, Metzler, Ted, Mobasher, Bamshad, Nambiar, Ullas, Nie, Zaiqing, Orsvarn, Klas, O'Sullivan, Barry, Pynadath, David, Renz, Jochen, Rodriguez, Rita V., Roth-Berghofer, Thomas, Schulz, Stefan, Studer, Rudi, Wang, Yimin, Wellman, Michael
The AAAI-07 workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, July 22-23, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The program included the following thirteen workshops: (1) Acquiring Planning Knowledge via Demonstration; (2) Configuration; (3) Evaluating Architectures for Intelligence; (4) Evaluation Methods for Machine Learning; (5) Explanation-Aware Computing; (6) Human Implications of Human-Robot Interaction; (7) Intelligent Techniques for Web Personalization; (8) Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition; (9) Preference Handling for Artificial Intelligence; (10) Semantic e-Science; (11) Spatial and Temporal Reasoning; (12) Trading Agent Design and Analysis; and (13) Information Integration on the Web.
Achtner, Wolfgang, Aimeur, Esma, Anand, Sarabjot Singh, Appelt, Doug, Ashish, Naveen, Barnes, Tiffany, Beck, Joseph E., Dias, M. Bernardine, Doshi, Prashant, Drummond, Chris, Elazmeh, William, Felner, Ariel, Freitag, Dayne, Geffner, Hector, Geib, Christopher W., Goodwin, Richard, Holte, Robert C., Hutter, Frank, Isaac, Fair, Japkowicz, Nathalie, Kaminka, Gal A., Koenig, Sven, Lagoudakis, Michail G., Leake, David B., Lewis, Lundy, Liu, Hugo, Metzler, Ted, Mihalcea, Rada, Mobasher, Bamshad, Poupart, Pascal, Pynadath, David V., Roth-Berghofer, Thomas, Ruml, Wheeler, Schulz, Stefan, Schwarz, Sven, Seneff, Stephanie, Sheth, Amit, Sun, Ron, Thielscher, Michael, Upal, Afzal, Williams, Jason, Young, Steve, Zelenko, Dmitry
The Workshop program of the Twenty-First Conference on Artificial Intelligence was held July 16-17, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. The program was chaired by Joyce Chai and Keith Decker. The titles of the 17 workshops were AIDriven Technologies for Service-Oriented Computing; Auction Mechanisms for Robot Coordination; Cognitive Modeling and Agent-Based Social Simulations, Cognitive Robotics; Computational Aesthetics: Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Beauty and Happiness; Educational Data Mining; Evaluation Methods for Machine Learning; Event Extraction and Synthesis; Heuristic Search, Memory- Based Heuristics, and Their Applications; Human Implications of Human-Robot Interaction; Intelligent Techniques in Web Personalization; Learning for Search; Modeling and Retrieval of Context; Modeling Others from Observations; and Statistical and Empirical Approaches for Spoken Dialogue Systems.
This article reports on the Sixth Robot World Cup Competition and Conference (RoboCup-2002) Fukuoka/Busan, which took place from 19 to 25 June in Fukuoka, Japan. It was the largest Robo- Cup since 1997 and held the first humanoid league competition in the world. Further, the first ROBOTREX (robot trade and exhibitions) was held with about 50 companies, universities, and institutes represented. To the best of our knowledge, this was the largest robotic event in history.